Guelph Well Represented at Head of the Trent

Congratulations to all the Guelph competitors at the Head of the Trent this year!


Credit: David Barker

The University Lightweight Women’s 4+ for Guelph blasts through the canal narrows.

911 Regatta

IMG_3141The teams preparing to go on the water. More photos available on Flickr (see link to left).

Fall Junior Learn To Row Program

 For High School Age Athletes
Information Meeting

When: Friday Sept. 11
Time: 6:00 pm
Where: Guelph Rowing Club boathouse
Who: Parents and athletes
No experience necessary
Lessons: Monday to Friday (2 weeks): Sept. 14 – 25, 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Cost: $170.00
More info: On the program page.

If you are interested in helping by coaching or coach boat driving, please contact Pat Weir.

Guelph Lake Aug 18 6:40 pm


Credit: Julie Horrocks

Open House and Meet the National Team

Guelph Rowing Club is very pleased to be hosting the Rowing Canada Aviron Men’s National Team, and Pan Am Games Medallists, at Guelph Lake. Here is your opportunity to meet the athletes and coaches as they prepare to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Guelph Rowing Club is holding an Open House on Saturday, August 8th, 2015 between 12:30 pm and 3pm, at the GRC Boathouse located in the Guelph Lake Conservation Area (access through the Main Entrance on Conservation Road).

The National Team will be joining us for an hour after their morning practice (approx. 1:30–2:30pm) so you can meet and speak with these world class athletes and coaches.

Take a tour of the boathouse, see rowing shells up close and try a rowing ergometer. If you are keen to experience rowing on the water sign-up for the “Try Rowing Program” to be held before the Open House between 9am and 12pm. See the “Programs” page for more information and registration.

Food and refreshments will be available.

Tell your friends and family to advise the GRCA entrance gate staff they are going to see the National Team to waive the entrance fee.

Guelph Lake, 6 AM


Credit: Julie Horrocks

Learn to Row 1

Adult Learn to Row 1:  July 20-31

  • If you have always wanted to row, this is the course for you!
  • Ages 18 and up, no previous experience necessary
  • Lessons available either mornings or evenings, twice a week for two weeks
  • The program provides 6 hours of rowing instruction
  • Participants will learn rowing safety, rowing technique, coxswains commands, and boat handling.

When is it?

  • Weeks of July 20 – July 31, 2015.

More Information:

Check out the webpage by clicking here.

Try Rowing!

Rowing is a low-impact, whole-body aerobic exercise that gets you outside and on the water with the coolest people—other rowers! If you would like to try rowing, there is a Try Rowing session on May 31st from 9 am until noon. The cost is $70/person (including tax). Contact or visit the Try Rowing page to get registration instructions.

Try Rowing June, 2013

This is a lesson for adults so we ask that you be 16 years of age or older.

Masters Organizing Meeting

Hi everyone,

We will be having a masters meeting on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 6–7 p.m. at the West End Rec Centre in one of the community rooms down the hall from the library.

This meeting is for anyone interested in masters rowing or who think that they might be and want to find out more.

We will start promptly at 6 as another community group comes in the room at 7 (so plan on arriving a little before 6).

Please provide the following information to Linda prior to the meeting:
1. When are you available to row – morning, evening, what days?
2. Do you prefer sculling or sweeping, or are you open to both?
3. What type of crew are you interested in, i.e. single, double, quad, 4+, 8+?
4.  Are you interested in sprint and head races?

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Linda & Michelle

Online payment

NOTE: PLEASE USE EXPLORER OR SAFARI TO REGISTER as RCA site is not working with Chrome or Firefox.
The Guelph Rowing Club has moved to an online payment system called Peloton. We will no longer be accepting cash or cheques for registration or boat storage fees. The Peloton system is embedded within the Rowing Canada registration system so that members can pay via credit card as they register for programs. After you register for your program you will be directed to the page that tells you that you have successfully registered for your program. On the bottom half of this page will be an icon that says “Pay With Peloton”. Clicking on this icon will direct you to the payment page at which time you can enter your payment information. See the registration page for more details.